Gordon, an innovative college student from Philadelphia University, has designed and built his own punch and stab-proof batsuit, which he claims will withstand attacks from baseball bats and machetes as well.
It won’t take a bullet, but it can withstand punches, machetes and baseball bats – all of which have been tested by the college student.
Gordon has always been inventive so when he moved from Delaware County Community College to Philadelphia University last semester he was just dying to embark on a new project, and thus was born the batsuit.
As Gordon told reporters, “When I came to this college, I was sort of sitting in my room all day. I’d get my homework done in like, an hour, and then I’d have nothing to do for the rest of the day. So, I figured, I’ll do what I always do — I’ll start a project.”
At first, Gordon said he intended just to make a prototype of the suit, but he then decided to go for a more ambitious project, and went to Kickstarter to raise the cash he needed.
Within 30 days Gordon had raised over $1,200 and finished it just in time to attend the Katsucon, where he put the suit into action by engaging in cosplay while wearing it.
One of the main components of the batsuit is the helmet, and the whole suit weighs a total of 25 pounds. As Gordon explained, “It sounds like a lot, and when you have it in a bag over your shoulder it weighs a ton, but when you are actually wearing it, you barely feel it.”
The suit is very comfortable and easy to move around in, “If this were to inhibit my movement, it would be completely useless,” Gordon noted.
Gordon is also quite the philosopher, as he spoke about the way he sees the design process, “One of the things about the design process that my teacher tells us over and over again that I’ve learned in my own process but now is more so even true, is that designing is never finished – you either run out of time or you run out of money,” he said.
Of course, whether Gordon’s new batsuit will take off commercially depends on how many people will be interested to actually buy this new invention..
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